The Youth Unemployment Prevention Project (YUPP) held its 9th Annual Post School Opportunities Seminar at the Lydia Centre in District Six on February 14.
YUPP runs a walk-in service at the centre for youth seeking assistance with employment, education, training and funding opportunities.
Former finance minister Trevor Manuel, was one of the keynote speakers at the seminar.
He encouraged youth to seize opportunities provided by YUPP to help them find a job.
Lorenzo Davids, CEO of Community Chest, provided youth with a 15-point plan for success, and also offered bursaries to the 2016 matriculants.
The seminar was directed by Tarryn de Reuck, a 2010 beneficiary of YUPP, and now a YUPP volunteer and third year student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Mr Manuel, who has been supporting YUPP since 2010, remarked how Tarryn had grown in confidence from volunteering at YUPP.
Organisations that attended the seminar and provided opportunities to the matriculants and school leavers included: the College of Cape Town, False Bay College, Northlink College, Services SETA, W&R SETA, the Department of Labour, and
Matriculants of 2016 and school leavers who are still seeking employment, education, training or funding opportunities, can WhatsApp or SMS their details and requests to 079 622 0934, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to make an appointment.